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Buvez du vin fin, manger des plats délicieux

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Buvez du vin fin, manger des plats délicieux

That means “Drink fine wine, eat delicious food,” and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on May 17th at Café L’Europe.

From Louis Roederer to M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Mordorée, this evening, dubbed “Tour de France,” is sure to impress even the most discriminating palate.

The evening begins with complimentary valet service behind the restaurant. Upon your arrival, you’ll be served hors d’oeuvres and Louis Roederer Carte Blanche champagne.

This euphoric evening will cover several regions over four courses of lobster, duck, veal, and, of course, something sweet and delightful for dessert.

Call 941.388.4415 ext. 4 to reserve your seats – while they last!

Here’s the menu:


You definitely don’t want to miss this event – you deserve it!

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What’s Going On at Cafe L’Europe?

Posted in: Ladies' Night, Live Music, News & Special Events, Special Events, Wine dinners
What’s Going On at Cafe L’Europe?

A lot!

Coming off of another successful wine dinner, we’re diving right into planning next month’s event. No details as of yet, but we do know that it’ll be French wines

Ladies, this one’s for you. Every month on the third Thursday, we participate in St. Armands Circle’s Ladies Night. Stroll the Circle, popping in where you see pink balloons to enjoy discounts, deals, food, drink, and gifts. Some storefronts (like us!) hold raffles, giving you a chance to win wine, gift cards, and other goodies. Ladies Night starts at 5 and concludes at 9:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday at Cafe L’Europe will involve a gorgeous, delectable buffet in our main dining room. You never know what rabbits (haha) Chef will pull out of his hat! Our recommendation: reserve early – we’re sure to fill up quickly.

Have you been in to see Amandah lately? Our talented crooner can be found in our Piano Room on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:30. Bluesy with a touch of jazz, Amandah’s set is sure to capture your attention, no matter where in the restaurant you are seated.

And you can’t forget about happy hour! Unlike many other restaurants, we enjoy happy hour 7 days a week, from 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy half price house wines, well liquors and domestic beers at the bar or outside on our patio.

Planning an event? We cater!

Rehearsal dinners, receptions, business lunch/dinner, birthday/holiday parties…you name it, we’ll cater it. We have our lovely restaurant available or can recommend other great local venues, too. And our catering staff? Outstanding. Professional, friendly, impeccably trained, our team loves their job and it shows in their magnificent execution.

Last but not leash – I mean, least – did you know that Cafe L’Europe is pet-friendly? Outside on our patio, your pup can enjoy lunch right along with you; we even have a special Doggie Dining menu! Ask your server about it.

Just look at that happy face!

That’s it for now, folks. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, and especially to those who take the time to review us on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook – your feedback is SO important to our growth and evolution. Now, off to happy hour – see you there!

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Cafe L’Europe welcomed 120 attendees at Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner

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Cafe L’Europe welcomed 120 attendees at Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner

On January 18, 2017, Cafe L’Europe hosted Joseph Phelps Vineyards for a 120-person wine-pairing dinner.

Food, wine, and friends = the ultimate good-time trifecta






The meal, prepared by Cafe L’Europe’s Chef Rolando Casillas, was a five-course phenom, with inventive plates like 5-spice lobster over decadent spinach souffle, maple-cured duck breast, and bleu cheese-stuffed wine-soaked pear.


Wine and conversation flowed freely on Wednesday night at Cafe L’Europe.







The Napa Valley blend was a celebration of the 40th anniversary vintage of the vineyard’s flagship wine.






The wine, though, took center stage.

A wide variety of wines were served throughout the evening, but the star of the show was the 2013 Insignia blend.

With Cafe L’Europe’s owner and general manager, Ron Milton, hosting the dinner, all 120 guests had their fill of food, fun, and libations.









Guests cleansed their palates between courses with Chef Rolando’s homemade raspberry sorbet.















Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of next month’s wine dinner – a very special Valentine’s celebration.

Which world-class winery will we host next?







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Join Cafe L’Europe for the Inaugural French Wine & Dine Weekend!

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Charcuterie platter, fried stilton, seasonal berries garnish

2014 Chateau Labadie


Poached pear spinach salad, pickled onion,

candied pecans, warm bacon dressing

2012 Chateau Labadie


Grilled Swordfish, roasted potatoes, spicy Poblano and mango salsa

2014 d’Arsac


Pecan crusted pork loin, lingonberry sauce, seasonal vegetable garnish

2010 d’Arsac


Boneless braised short rib, parsnip puree, fried spinach

2014 Peyredon Lagravete


Peach Tart a la mode

Served with espresso shot

$110++ per person

941.388.4415 ext. 4




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Cafe L’Europe’s First Annual Holiday Party for Staff and Families

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Merriness abounded at Cafe L’Europe’s first official staff party, hosted by owners Ron Milton and Joe Balzano. Delicious food, succulent wines, raffles and dancing ensued.

Mr. Milton and Dr. Balzano generously raffled off gift cards, wine and a romantic evening at the Ritz-Carlton, which were met with great excitement by winners and supporters alike.

The staff of SCENE Magazine, Mr. Milton’s sister venture, was also in attendance, as were friends, kids and spouses of management and staff.

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